News round-up: Investment firm thinks Apple Services will undergo a ‘number of changes’ (and more)

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In a note to clients — as reported by AppleInsider — Apple's Services arm is set to go under a number of changes that could apply pressure to the company, according to analysts at Macquarie. The investment firm says believes the longstanding 30% commission Apple takes from app sales and in-app purchases may be at risk in a similar way to those of the Google Play Store. 

Apple services include Apple Music subscriptions, iTunes Music, iCloud storage plans, paid apps from Apple's App Store, and Apple Care service plans, Apple Pay, etc. 

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The Wall Street Journal says Apple consistently ranks its own applications above competitors in App Store search results. However, the tech giant says it tested the same queries in response to the report’s findings, but yielded different results.

The U.S. Justice Department will launch an antitrust review into whether major tech companies such as Apple, Amazon, and Google are unlawfully stifling competition, says another report from The Wall Street Journal

Bloomberg claims that has asked the Trump administration to exclude components that make up the forthcoming Mac Pro high-end desktop computer from import tariffs, weeks after planning to re-locate production of the line to China from Texas.

Apple supplier LG Display says it will invest three trillion won ($2.6 billion) in its organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels production line in South Korea.

The Road to Macstock 2019 comes to an end as the big event weekend approaches. In the latest episode of MacVoices, Mike Potter takes a break from the preparations to provide some details, comments on some of the themes that developed in this year’s interviews with speakers and volunteers, and a few things to do before you arrive.

Apple wants India to come out with a sector-specific policy to boost smartphone exports and address “disabilities” vis-a-vis China and Vietnam, according to a Financial Express report.